- Numbers capture Green Capital success at UWE Bristol
As Bristol's European Green Capital Year draws to a close, UWE Bristol has been reflecting on a hugely successful calendar of events engaging students, staff and the general public in the barriers and initiatives to achieving a healthy and sustainable city region.
From the University's first ever MOOC to concerts and art exhibitions, beach cleans and a beehive on campus, the figures below capture the buzz at UWE Bristol for Green Capital.
- Bristol Bright Night is back, a celebration of the City's world-class research
Bristol Bright Night returns to the streets of Bristol on the evening of Friday 25 September 2015 for an unmissable free celebration of the wealth of scientific research taking place on our doorsteps.
- Graduate sets up business to help feed 'man's best friend'
Homeless and struggling dog owners in Bristol are set to get some additional support, with an innovative new business, set up by UWE Bristol graduate, Verity Jones, that gives out free 'dog boxes' to those in need.
- UWE Bristol celebrates six years of sponsoring Bristol Pride
For the sixth year running, UWE Bristol is proud to be sponsoring Bristol Pride 2015, a week-long celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities across the South West, running from the 3 – 12 July 2015. The University will also be the Community Area Partner for Bristol Pride Day on Saturday 11 July.
- Bristol celebrates the Green Capital's first Student Change Maker awards
Bristol's first student Change Makers were recognised in an award ceremony earlier this month. The awards celebrate the important role that students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol are playing in Bristol's European Green Capital year.
- New green initiatives launched as Festival of Nature takes centre stage in Green Capital year
13-14 June 2015, Bristol Harbourside
Two major new green initiatives are being launched at this year's Festival of Nature Wild Weekend to celebrate Bristol's year as European Green Capital.
- Trainee teachers take inspiration from South African Zakhele to raise HIV awareness in schools
Six PGCE English students from UWE Bristol are benefitting from a unique placement opportunity (1-12 June 2015) to work with Zakhele, a South African educational music and drama group, who are currently on a five week tour of 13 primary and secondary schools in Bristol and North Somerset.
- UWE launches first MOOC - What makes a Green city?
A free online course is being launched by UWE Bristol offering community groups and individuals the chance to learn what makes a 'Green City'. UWE Bristol is a leader in sustainable education and this new initiative is the first of its type to be launched linked to a European Green Capital City.
- Student volunteers help at Big Beach Clean
For the eighth year running, student volunteers from UWE Bristol are joining forces with the Marine Conservation Society on Saturday 30 May 2015 to spring clean Sand Bay, near Weston-super-Mare.
- Why do people in later life give up cycling? Get involved with Cycle BOOM research project
In some parts of the UK cycling is booming. Nevertheless people aged 65+ make only 1 per cent of all journeys by bike compared with 9 per cent in Germany.
Researchers from the Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol are studying the practice, experience and impact of cycling past the age of fifty in a project called Cycle BOOM.
- UWE Glenside Clock Tower lit up green to celebrate Green Capital 2015
The Clock Tower at the Glenside Campus of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is being lit up green to celebrate the European Green Capital for the duration of 2015. The switch on will take place at 7:00pm on Monday 16 March 2015.
- Study reveals what difference Bristol's elected mayor has made to the city
Having a directly elected mayor in Bristol has led to a dramatic increase in the visibility of leadership in the city, according to the latest results from a 'before and after' study of the impact the role has had on urban governance.
The Bristol Civic Leadership Project, led by local democracy experts at the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), assessed the perceptions of the public and of civic leaders towards the mayoral model of governance. By working with stakeholders it aims to influence policy in this area.
- Bristol Parkhive to help volunteers improve Bristol's parks and green spaces
The University of the West of England's Arts, Creative Industries and Education faculty is working with volunteers from Bristol Parks Forum on a city-wide public engagement project as part of Bristol Green Capital 2015.
Bristol Parkhive is a collaborative exchange project between UWE Bristol and the Bristol Parks Forum, the umbrella organisation for Bristol's network of community and volunteer-led parks groups.
- It's Time to Talk – UWE Bristol Mental Health Champion invited to Downing Street
Sue Ollis, one of UWE Bristol's Mental Health Champions, will attend a reception on national Time To Talk Day(Thursday 5 February 2015 at the invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister's office.
- UWE Bristol named No 1 University in Stonewall Top Employers 2015
UWE Bristol's commitment to supporting LGBT staff has been recognised in this year's Top 100 annual Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index, named number one University for the first time in the rankings.
Out of the hundreds of employers surveyed, UWE Bristol also climbed 24 places to 11th spot from 35th position in 2014.